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  • Woodland Park to vote on community pool

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Residents in Woodland Park will decide in November whether the city will pay for a community pool. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to include a question in the Nov. 4 election asking voters whether Woodland Park should increase its debt to pay for aquatic facilities in the...

  • Mayor's appointee to Public Works was to be secret until Tuesday

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The name of Mayor Steve Bach's appointee for director of Public Works was to remain secret until Tuesday. Some Colorado Springs City Council members are miffed that they are being asked to approve a new director of public works but the resolution in the public notice does not have...

  • Stormwater issue heading toward November ballot, organizers call it the 'fourth quarter' of long game

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    It's the end of the third quarter in the proposed stormwater funding plan, and a group of residents who have been working on the issue for two years have their game faces on. They saw a contract approved by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that outlines how a...

  • Colorado Springs hires outside attorney for advice on City for Champions

    Monica Mendoza
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The city of Colorado Springs has hired an outside attorney to give a legal advice about a citywide Tax Increment Financing district for the City for Champions project. In an Aug. 19 email from city council member Joel Miller to the city’s City for Champions project director Bob...

  • Maketa: I am still sheriff ... unless I decide to leave sooner

    By BETTY SEXTON KKTV 11NEWS -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa on Saturday told a Colorado Springs television news reporter that there is a possibility that he could leave office early. In an exclusive interview and the sheriff's first public comments since early June, Maketa told Betty Sexton of Gazette news...

  • Health foundation likely to focus on mental health, wellness initiatives in El Paso, Teller counties

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Making El Paso and Teller counties Colorado's healthiest communities could mean focusing on conditions invisible to all but the people suffering from them. Mental health care initiatives, as well as wellness and preventative care programs, rank as early priorities for receiving grants...

  • Ben Carson draws a huge crowd at Colorado Springs book signing

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    More than an hour before Ben Carson was set to arrive, a few hundred people were lined up outside Mardel, a Christian and education supply store in Colorado Springs. The supporters wore pins, clutched copies of his books and held signs, imploring Carson, a former director of...

  • State patrol 'saturating' El Paso, Teller counties to reinforce rules of the road

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    An increased force of Colorado State Patrol troopers are patrolling El Paso and Teller counties this weekend in an effort to crack down on unlawful driving. The enhanced patrols began at 6 p.m. Friday and continue until midnight Monday. This is the third of four "saturation patrols"...

  • State politicians don cowboy clothes at annual State Fair fundraiser

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    PUEBLO - The state's top politicians and political hopefuls donned their cowboy hats and boots for the Colorado State Fair's annual legislative barbecue - a key networking event in a particularly competitive election year. Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the state's strong agricultural...

  • Coroners' inconsistent reports muddle efforts to understand shooting deaths

    By Katharina Buchholz
and April Nowicki CU News Corps -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    In 2013, at least 547 people were killed by gunshot wounds in Colorado. Last year, a 1-year-old toddler was shot and killed by her 22-year-old father after he had an argument with the girl's mother in Westminster. A 12-year-old boy got his hands on a gun and used it to take his own...

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